Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


Joshua Morgan Pace

May 19, 1997May 21, 2020
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Joshua Morgan Pace, 23, of New Bern, passed away on May 21, 2020.

He is survived by his mother, Dixie Dawn Pace Williams, his step-father, Ray Jones and his wife Jackie, father, Kevin Tomas, maternal grandmother, Dixie Fuller Pace, grandparents, Wanda Wallace, John Jones, Greg and Mary Tomas, two brothers, Casper Pace Jones and Brittani of New Bern, Dustin Ray Jones of Beaulaville, three sisters, Brittany Dawn Jones of New Bern, Layla Tomas of Vanceboro, Jasmine Martinez of New Bern, Aunts and Uncles, Dawn Pace and Gary Tucker, Dennis and Debbie Jo Kramer, Ebbie Howard Jr, Karen Hamilton, Tonya Jones, Lucretia Norwood, Jamie Baldwin, Jennifer Tomas, Hannah and Mylee Tucker, Cousins, Dorman F. and Kate Miner, Debbie Dawn Kramer and Jason Tyson, Joseph Kramer and many nieces and nephews. Joshua is also survived by his best friends, Dre Jones and Nick Morris. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, L.C. Pace Sr. and Uncle, Dorman Keith Miner.

He loved everybody and everybody loved him. He will be greatly missed.

His service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 29, 2020 at Lakeside Chapel, Greenleaf Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cragmont GYC by visiting https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/CragmontAssemblyInc/DonateNow or 1233 North Fork Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711.

Arrangement are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.cottenfuneralhome.com


29 May

Graveside Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Lakeside Chapel - Greenleaf Memorial Park


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Anthony Seijo

May 28, 2020

I met pace one night with Matthew Riggs everyone says first impressions matter well he made a great one he was a lively young man a upcoming queada he wanted a nickname like most queada have so we dubbed him jubilee for his uplifting spirit fly high pace till I see you again tell Morton and YoYo I said good queada.

Kate Miner

May 27, 2020

This is not supposed to be this way. You and I had many talks......about life, your future, good things, hard things. Sitting in Gramma's kitchen. Playing Trivia Pursuit with Brody and Dorman. Fun times on the jet skis. You dancing and putting the moves on all the girls at our wedding:) You and Gramma arguing and you thinking she didn't hear you but she really did. Us loving you. Even through disappointments Josh......we loved you. We wanted you to live a good life. Be healthy and strong and make good choices. You were supposed to help Brody with his wrestling and cheer him on. Brody is so sad......we had wrestling pictures to show you that he wanted to share with you. I bet you didn't know that Brody looked up to you. That he watched what you did and how you acted. He wants to wrestle as well as you did. And now we can't share those things with you how we want. I know you are fine and we are all the ones hurting........but Josh we will miss you so much. And we will always love you. Holding close your memory but wishing we could hug you close. We love you.

Kayla Partelow

May 27, 2020

I met Josh at camp in 2016, when I graduated high school. He had such a good spirit surrounding him. We quickly grew to like each other and talked the whole summer. We were both going to college so we decided it would be best for us not to date. But then, Josh came home and he said he was home for good. We then picked up where we left off and started dating. We only dated for a few months but those months with him were so good 💜 I will always remember when I first met him at Cragmont. We locked eyes with each other, talked about our tattoos, and then the entire rest of camp, we couldn’t stop talking to each other 😊 I cannot believe he’s gone 😭 I will hold on to our memories in my heart forever, I am going to miss you so much Joshua Morgan 😞 Please watch over me 🙏🏼

Heather Wilman

May 26, 2020

- The brightest smile in the room
- The one who always took time to laugh and play with the younger kids and motivate them to try harder
- Best memory was coming back to finding him riding a bike with a parachute tied to Bailey running. All because Bailey wanted to cut weight like the big guys did🤣

LaRhonda Davis

May 26, 2020

I saw Josh earlier that day. He had that big ole beautiful smile. I gave him a hug and told him to have a great day. He was always smiling. I wish I'd known cause I would've whooped his but and made him come eat BBQ at my house. RIP buddy 💗💗💗

Peter Ledford

May 25, 2020

😔 There’s a lot that I could say and I’m sure it’s like that for A LOT of people...It just hurts so much thinking about it man but lucky all the memories were great ones man I miss you like crazy bro it wasn’t supposed to turn out this way you were to good of a guy😔 But believe me when I say there’s a bunch of people that care and love you forever and always and I just pray now that you will be our guardian angel through this thing we call life♥️ Just watch over all of us bro and we’ll see each other again on the other side♥️ It’s never good bye it’s just see you later bro♥️ From me and the thousands of people that were so blessed to have you in our lives for the time that you were here we love you big dawg💯♥️ See you again one day brother and until then just watch over ALL of us♥️

Varshay Allen

May 24, 2020

Thank You Josh For Being A Great Teamate And Friend, You Were Always Helping Me And Giving Me Advice Throughout Our Wrestling Seasons Together. You Were A Really Great Person With Warm Energy And I'll Always Remember That Until We Meet Again. Love.

Andrea Bennett

May 23, 2020

Everyday we spent together especially the day before your birthday. We were suppose to have a big blow out together because my birthday was just 6 days before yours!! You will always be loved and missed here buddy!!! Love you always Andrea and Adrian!!!

Kim Lawrence

May 23, 2020

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My God give you the Peace that he is Heaven with his Grandaddy, Mr. Grady. Love you all!


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